Video About How to Solder

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  1. weirdotis

    weirdotis Senior Member

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    That guy looks like my uncle, with more hair.
     
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    So I have this flux that came in a yellow metal can and looks like grease. Is it safe to use with my guitar?
     
  3. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    if it's flux it should work... was yours designed for electronic work?
     
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    many thanks excellent tips.
     
  5. MrRhoads

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    I just stumbled upon this video [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjEdoZB0iDs&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Hand Soldering an SOIC Part with SchmartBoard|ez[/ame]
    I never tried taping to hold pieces at place that that might work the next time.
     
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    5F6-A Senior Member

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    I learned soldering by modding some of my effects pedals. It's a good skill to hone.
     
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    great post
     
  9. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    I'm glad I posted this.... many people has started soldering properly following the good advice in the original video ( which has nothing to do with me ;) )
     
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    Between Tradesman & Artist there is a Craftsman. Great post!!!
     
  11. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    true :thumb:
     
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    Been soldering on and off for years, ignored this thread for a few months..., trashed a couple of PCBS the other day....

    Watched the vid(s) and now my soldering is better than ever!!

    Important bits for me was applying a tiny bit of solder to the tip just before touching your work to act as a heat bridge

    And, cleaning the PCB afterward - I dont have any alchohol (none I'm willing to waste anyway!) - so I've been using contact cleaner to get rid of the residue. I'm stoked with the results.

    My boards look better than the one in my Keeley modded TS9 now!!
     
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    This is a great video -- thanks for posting it!
     
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    I'd love to buy it. Thanks for sharing such nice and informative links and comments.
     
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    I think that's Al Gore when he was a little girl.
    He sure does love his earthfriendly design.
     
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    CrackTheSkye Senior Member

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    This seems like a good tutorial. Breaks everything down in words and then demonstrates via video.

    How To Solder - Soldering Tutorial

    Also I'm starting to practice soldering but don't know what's best to practice on. Any suggestions on what I should get for practice?
     
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    I would like too learn how too soldier i have a cheap epi lp jr that id like to practice on, so what are all the tools needed and where would be a good place to get all the parts, one more thing how much will it all coast? oh and what watt iron to get
     
  19. tazzboy

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    These Two from Billy aka hillbilly from RS Guitar Works soldering video

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqmioqe-_Xo]YouTube - ‪RS Guitarworks: How To Assemble RS Vintage Kit‬‏[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml0zHsIaMEY]YouTube - ‪RS Guitarworks: How To Solder Ground Connections‬‏[/ame]
     
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    Hello!

    I'm planning to replace the pups, caps and pots of my guitar, but I don't want to spend too much money on a good soldering equipment.
    Do you think this soldering iron would be enough for the job: http://cgi.ebay.com/Variable-Temper...355?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45fbae6753 ??
    By the way, what is the ideal temperature of the soldering iron for this kind of job?
    About the solder wire, wich one should I use (diameter and alloy)?
    Thanks!
     

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